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Adjunct Professor of Law Don Vaughan

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79) discusses ‘Susie’s Law’ animal abuse law in News & Record

Adjunct Professor Don Vaughan (’79)  was a leading advocate for Susie’s Law, an animal abuse law that went into effect four years ago, and Vaughan has used Susie’s Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and at Elon University School of Law to show students how a bill is made. Previous reports from WRAL cite that Susie’s Law, or House Bill 1609, reclassifies the “malicious abuse, torture or killing” of an animal as a Class H felony. That increases the penalties for animal cruelty to a maximum 10-month jail sentence.

When Donna Lawrence wakes up every day, she rubs her dog’s head, feeling the scars that run from her skull all the way down her back. Hair won’t ever grow there, and Susie, the pit bull mix with the big brown eyes and brindle coat, will always have stubs for ears.

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Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons writes op/ed in New York Times about bias straining police prosecutions

The following op/ed by Professor Kami Chavis Simmons ran on the Opinion page of the New York Times on Nov. 25 under the headline, “Bias Can Strain an Already Difficult Standard in Prosecuting Police.” Continue reading »

Professor Gregory Parks

Professor Gregory Parks quoted in Baltimore Sun about fraternity hazing

Professor Gregory Parks addresses fraternity hazing in the following Baltimore Sun story, stating he believes the national Greek organizations bear the greatest responsibility for preventing hazing, adding that universities should encourage more positive bonding experiences. Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law School Professor Kami Simmons

Professor Kami Chavis Simmons tells Winston-Salem Journal she wasn’t surprised by Ferguson, Mo., jury decision

Local civil-rights activists say they are disappointed that a grand jury in Ferguson, Mo., decided Monday not to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

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Professor Mark Hall

Professor Mark Hall to help shape health care policy as member of Institute of Medicine

Since 1970, the Institute of Medicine has recognized and tapped into the collective knowledge of a broad range of health care experts, and has now added another Triad expert to its number. Continue reading »

Professor Alan Palmiter

Professor Alan Palmiter quoted in New York Times on Valeant’s $53 billion hostile takeover bid for Allergan, maker of Botox

Professor Alan Palmiter is quoted in an Oct. 26, 2014, New York Times article on Valeant Pharmaceuticals ‘ partnering with a hedge fund to buy out Allergan, the maker of Botox.

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Wake Forest Law Professor Mark Rabil is the director of the law school's Innocence and Justice Clinic.

Professor Mark Rabil’s work as a capital defender featured in Virginia Quarterly Review

On Dec. 16, 2007, Jennifer Vincek was pulling another overnight shift at the Shell Food Mart in downtown Statesville, North Carolina, when Jeffrey Peck, a regular at the store, stopped in for coffee and the morning paper. As usual, Vincek was alone, so she and Peck sat together and talked through the final flickers of night. She had three young children at home. Peck had five young grandkids. With Christmas just a week away and an unusual weather pattern sweeping across the East Coast, it isn’t difficult to imagine what they might have discussed. Eventually a customer wearing a green parka walked in, a nineteen-year-old named Andrew Ramseur. The store’s surveillance camera picked him up as he walked straight to the bathroom, and  then again thirty seconds later as he made his way toward the front of the store. By then Vincek had returned to the counter. She pointed him toward the bread display, where he picked up a loaf and placed it between them at the register.  Continue reading »

Professor Abigail Perdue

Professor Abigail Perdue addresses culture of cruelty in the NFL in Huffington Post blog

When Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice knocked his then-fianceé unconscious, the NFL suspended him for two games. Only after a video of the incident surfaced did the NFL suspend Rice indefinitely. Regrettably, that suspension is on appeal, and Rice may evade punishment by invoking Article 46 of his collective bargaining agreement, which bars the NFL from disciplining a player twice for the same conduct. The NFL’s shocking response to Rice’s egregious behavior has sparked a national debate on interpersonal violence in the NFL. Continue reading »

Professor Eugene Mazo quoted in Winston-Salem Journal regarding N.C.’s election law

The same federal judge who denied a preliminary injunction against North Carolina’s new voting law granted Friday, blocking two provisions of the law that prohibited same-day voter registration and out-of-precinct voting.
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Professor Steve Virgil

Professor Steve Virgil quoted in Winston-Salem Journal about Johnson Amendment

With an important midterm election drawing close, Americans are using a variety of platforms to back their favorite candidates. Continue reading »